Postdoctoral position: Proteolytic degradation pathways and their role in plant immunity

A postdoctoral position has been opened at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen, Germany, in a newly established group at the ZMBP Tübingen. The group is interested in the role of proteolytic degradation pathways such as the proteasome and autophagy during plant immunity. Recently, they have identified that Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 activates autophagy for proteasome degradation and enhanced pathogenicity (Üstün et al., 2018). They propose that in addition to the proteasome other pathways (e.g. trafficking, RNA metabolism and translation) are implicated in autophagy and they will study these potential connections. The work will include proteomic, RNAseq, genetic, biochemical and cell biological approaches using Arabidopsis as the primary plant model.
More information can be found at their website: http://theustunlab.com/

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